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Unnatural Causes: Collateral Damage
"Two billion people worldwide are infected with the TB bacillus, but only 9 million people a year actually get the disease. The story of the Marshall Islands can help us understand why. The lives and health of Marshall Islanders in the equatorial Pacific were disrupted in a unique fashion when the United States occupied their nation and used their outer islands for extensive nuclear testing after World War II. Between 1946 and 1958, 67 atomic devices were detonated - the estimated yield equivalent to 1.7 Hiroshima blasts every day for 12 years."
Ńa Noniep: I Am the Good Fairy
"Directed by Jack Niedenthal, fl. 2008; produced by Jack Niedenthal, fl. 2008 (Microwave Films, 2009), 1 hour 49 minutes.
Ña Noniep deals with the spiritual battle between a ri-anijnij (an evil Marshallese maker of black magic) and a noniep (a Marshallese fairy-like creature) for the soul of a 13-year old boy, Liki. The film portrays Liki as an "off-the-chart" brilliant student who can solve math problems without using pencil..."
"Directed by Jack Niedenthal, fl. 2008 and Suzanne Chutaro, fl. 2010; produced by Jack Niedenthal, fl. 2008 and Suzanne Chutaro, fl. 2010 (Microwave Films, 2011), 1 hour 39 minutes. Lañinbwil's Gift is the story of Jacob, an old island man with a complicated secret. When Jacob was a teenager, a noniep, a Marshallese fairy known for helping troubled souls, transformed him from a homeless simpleton into a normal young man. This favor, however, came with a huge cost: The noniep made Jacob..."
Ainikien Jidjid Ilo Boñ: The Sound of Crickets at Night
"Directed by Jack Niedenthal, fl. 2008 and Suzanne Chutaro, fl. 2010; produced by Jack Niedenthal, fl. 2008 and Suzanne Chutaro, fl. 2010 (Microwave Films, 2012), 1 hour 20 minutes. Ainikien Jidjid ilo Boñ (The Sound of Crickets at Night) is the story of a family displaced as a result of nuclear testing on Bikini Atoll and now living in exile on Ejit Island on Majuro Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Kali, a darling-though-curious 10-year-old Bikinian girl, watches in dismay as her mother..."
Yokwe Bartowe: Poor Bartowe
"Directed by Suzanne Chutaro, fl. 2010 and Jack Niedenthal, fl. 2008; produced by Suzanne Chutaro, fl. 2010 and Jack Niedenthal, fl. 2008 (Microwave Films, 2010), 1 hour 30 minutes. Yokwe Bartowe is the story of a beautiful young island girl named Lijiamao who is kidnapped by an evil demon bird. The ancient legend of the 'kwolej' bird dictates that its main mission in life is to create sorrow and misfortune in the world. Bartowe is Lijiamao's 20-year-old brother and he was supposed to be..."